Portuguese fado star Ana Moura, the whirling dervishes of Istanbul, South Indian vocalist Aruna Sairam, Quincy Jones’ guest playlist and more
The October (#121) issue is on sale in the UK from today. The free exclusive 15-track covermount CD features ten tracks from our latest Top of the World albums and a guest playlist by legendary music guru, Quincy Jones.
Featured on the Top of the World CD are the late Malian innovator Vieux Kanté, poet and spoken word performer Anthony Joseph and Shammi Pithia’s new quartet, FLUX.
Ana Moura – The Portuguese fado star finds her own stride
Meshk Ensemble – The history of Turkey’s whirling dervishes
Cairo Congress of Arab Music, 1932 – Rediscovering the recorded treasures
Semer Ensemble – Bringing 1930s Jewish music back to life
Aruna Sairam – South Indian Karnatic singer returns to London
Master Musicians of Jajouka – We delve into the history and mystical appeal of the Moroccan musicians
Quincy Jones – The producer has worked with countless artists over an impressive 60-year career, though he’s always been particularly drawn to the music of the other cultures
Kathryn Tickell – We speak to the smallpipes player about her history and relationship with this most Northumbrian instrument
PLUS! Reviews of the latest CD and world cinema releases.